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Purveyor

(29,876 posts)
Thu Oct 31, 2013, 06:03 PM Oct 2013

Obama Tilts Federal Judiciary Back Toward Democrats

WASHINGTON — The federal judiciary — long the province and priority of Republicans — is turning more Democratic.

The number of active federal judges named by Democratic presidents will draw even Friday with the number named by Republicans, following two retirements. The next of President Obama's nominees to be confirmed by the Senate will tilt the balance in Democrats' favor; that majority will grow for the remainder of his term.

The trend is particularly noteworthy at the appeals courts, 10 of which had a majority of Republican appointees by the end of George W. Bush's presidency. Although the Supreme Court remains 5-4 in Republicans' favor, judges named by Democratic presidents now dominate seven appeals courts, and two more are split down the middle.

"It is an important milestone," says Kathryn Ruemmler, the White House counsel. "It is a good indicator that the president is making his mark on the courts."

The federal courts — particularly the 13 appeals courts — often set precedents in areas ranging from national security and economic regulation to abortion, immigration, voting rights, affirmative action, gun control and gay marriage.

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/10/31/obama-judges-democrat-republican-senate/3286337/

Obama Tilts Federal Judiciary Back Toward Democrats (Original Post) Purveyor Oct 2013 OP
this is more important than anything else that happens in a presidency scheming daemons Oct 2013 #1
agreed ive always felt that way judgeships are most important leftyohiolib Oct 2013 #3
Currently the numbers regarding the Curcuit Courts of Appeals Tx4obama Oct 2013 #2
5, 6, 7 and 8th Court Hutzpa Oct 2013 #4
Update... Tx4obama Oct 2013 #5

Tx4obama

(36,974 posts)
2. Currently the numbers regarding the Curcuit Courts of Appeals
Thu Oct 31, 2013, 06:35 PM
Oct 2013

Last edited Thu Oct 31, 2013, 11:38 PM - Edit history (1)


Circuit - Republican/Democrat/Vacancy

1st - 2 / 3 / 1 (nominations pending in Senate: 1)

2nd - 5 / 8 / 0

3rd - 5/ 7/ 2

4th - 5 / 10 / 0

5th - 10 / 5 / 2

6th - 10 / 5 / 1

7th - 7 / 3 / 1

8th - 8 / 3 / 0

9th - 9 / 18 / 2 (nominations pending in Senate: 2)

10th - 5 / 5/ 2 (nominations pending in Senate: 2)

11th - 4 / 5 / 3 (nominations pending in Senate: 1)

DC - 4 / 4 / 3 (nominations pending in Senate: 3)

Federal - 5 / 7/ 0

Note: The numbers up above do not include the semi-retired judges that continue to serve on senior status and hear cases from time to time.

Note: The list above does NOT include 'district court judges'.

More info on the links below...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judicial_appointment_history_for_United_States_federal_courts#Partisan_mix_of_the_circuit_courts

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_federal_judges_appointed_by_Barack_Obama



Hutzpa

(11,461 posts)
4. 5, 6, 7 and 8th Court
Thu Oct 31, 2013, 06:45 PM
Oct 2013

democrats are behind by a huge margin, but it's sure is looking good.

Thanks for posting those numbers and links.

Tx4obama

(36,974 posts)
5. Update...
Thu Oct 31, 2013, 11:50 PM
Oct 2013

I had to make two changes in the LIST ABOVE.

We've lost 'one' dem judge in the 6th Circuit, and 'one' dem judge in the 11th Circuit due to them going into semi-retirement.


And below is a list of the number of Circuit Judges by GENDER - in my opinion we still need many more women

Circuit - Male / Female

1st - 3/2
2nd - 9/4
3rd - 10/2
4th - 11/4
5th - 9/6
6th - 8/7
7th - 6/4
8th - 9/2
9th - 18/9
10th - 9/1
11th - 8/1
D.C - 5/3
FED - 8/4


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